The Crippen - Crippin Connection - Suggested Origins of the names

The CRIPPEN - CRIPPIN Connection - Contents

  Name Origin – P H Reaney & R M Wilson

The Dictionary of British Surnames by P.H. Reaney and R.M. Wilson gives two likely origins of the names:

CRISPIN. The patron saint of shoemakers, martyred at Soissons c285 AD.

CRISPINUS. The latin for the nickname ‘curly’ haired.

The full entry against the names Crispin, Chrispin, Crepin, Crippen and Crippin is:

  Blazon Of Arms For Crispin

Barry of eight argent and gules, a bordure engrailed sable.
Crest:    A seven headed hydra vert.
Motto:    Dum clarum rectum teneum. - While I hold to glory let me hold to right.

Completely revised December 2001, this page was last updated Tuesday, January 01, 2002.

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